Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor Certificate: Parks and Recreation Module

Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor - Parks and Recreation

The Parks Branch of the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the Wildlife Tree Committee has undertaken a modification of the existing Wildlife/Danger Tree Assessment Course for forestry operations. This course is developed and designed specifically for parks, recreations sites, and other municipal settings where there may be exposure to potentially dangerous trees. Participants will learn how to identify wildlife and dangerous trees, and determine steps necessary to enhance worker/public safety and habitat protection when operating around wildlife/dangerous trees. This two-day course combines both classroom sessions and field practice in a local park or municipal setting.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Identify important attributes of wildlife/danger trees
• Assess trees for their potential as wildlife habitat
• Assess trees for their failure potential
• Identify potential habitat hazards
• Determine which trees are safe and dangerous in various settings
• Determine if dangerous trees should be removed or modified and establish hazard zones.

This certification is recognized by WorkSafeBC.

***We offer Danger Tree Assessor Certificates in various locations throughout British Columbia. Visit the link below to find a course in your region and sign up via our online registration system. Find your course under the "Wildlife Danger Tree" subcategory***

Course Requirements

Please bring the following equipment to the class: Hard hat; high visibility vest; six-ring binder field book; outdoor appropriate clothes and footwear. Suggested equipment: Increment borer or sharp probing tool (screwdriver), clinometer, binoculars, diameter tape.

Course Prerequisites

Three or more years of post-secondary experience working in the fields of forestry operations, habitat biology, parks management, arboriculture, transportation safety management, occupational health and safety, or wildland fire. Grade 10 equivalency skills (reading, writing, basic arithmetic). Ability to calculate percentages. Knowledge of native tree species identification. **Wildlife/danger tree assessor certificates are valid for a 4 year period. To continue working as an assessor the certificate must be renewed no later than the expiry date printed on the card and letter**



Full course: $455
Recertification: $410